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Full text of "History Of Ancient India"

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Hostili-}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\qr\li0\fi0\ri2\sb0\sa0\sl-240\slmult0 \f9\fs20{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw9\f9\cchs0\lang1033\fs24 is lasted eighteen days on the famous battlefield of}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\qr\li0\fi0\ri34\sb0\sa0\sl-240\slmult0 \f9\fs20{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw3\f9\cchs0\lang1033\fs24 aruksetra, and there was indescribable   suffering and}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\qr\li0\fi0\ri38\sb5\sa0\sl-240\slmult0 \f9\fs20{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw4\f9\cchs0\lang1033\fs24 .lighter.   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The former is now represented \expndtw8 a hamlet of the same name on the Ganges in the \expndtw2 srut district, and the latter is recognised in the small}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\qj\li504\fi-127\ri31\sb2\sa0\sl-240\slmult0 \f9\fs20{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw4\f9\cchs0\lang1033\fs24 ,ge of Indarpat on the Jumna, near modern Delhi, \expndtw8 traditional date, 3102 B.C.,\super 1\nosupersub  of the famous war}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\ql\li398\fi0\ri0\sb2\sa0\sl-240\slmult0 \f9\fs20{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw5\f9\cchs0\lang1033\fs24 ^een the rulers of the two places will hardly stand}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\ql\li410\fi0\ri0\sb2\sa0\sl-240\slmult0 \f9\fs20{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw6\f9\cchs0\lang1033\fs24 test of criticism, but it has with some plausibility}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\qj\li449\fi0\ri0\sb278\sa0\sl-202\slmult0 \f9\fs20{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw1\f9\cchs0\lang1033\fs21 Mr. J. Rao thinks that the War took place in 3139 B.C., as \expndtw0 ling to a tradition Krisna passed away at the commencement \expndtw-3 : \i Kalijuga \i0 after the lapse of 36 years from the Mahabharata \i\super\charscalex88\expndtw0 r\nosupersub be Age of the Mahabharata> \i0 p. 5, etc.).}\par }